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SPAN Bridging top-down and bottom-up

This paper forms a significant output from an action research project SPAN (Strategic Planning Action Network) involving four regions within four EU member states: Northern Ireland (UK), Greater Dublin (Ireland), Wallonia (Belgium), and Champagne-Ardenne (France).  Within Northern Ireland the partnership involved the Institute of Spatial and Environmental Planning at Queens University Belfast and Rural Community Network.  The paper sets out to demonstrate the potential of a new approach for modelling dispersed rural settlement patterns based on community conversations that are informed by locally generated data.

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